Anger

March 15, 2018

Anger is just a human feeling. It is how we manage our anger that determines its consequences. We tend to become angry when faced with a threat to ourselves or those we love. This anger directs our attention and motivates action. Whether that action makes us more or less safe depends upon our training in managing our anger with words and behaviors appropriate to the threat or situation triggering the anger.

Truth

The truth is hard to find. The human brain is the ultimate instrument of self deception. http://www.relapse.org click on denial.

The Samurai, the Japanese warriors who many believe are the best in the world refuse to fight when angry because they believe it inhibits their combat skills. The seek to fight from a state of peaceful centeredness. This requires years if not lifetimes of training.

“Anger management is a critical skill for all addiction professionals. These online courses from SAMHSA are important resources.” ~ Terence T. Gorski (The Publications of Terence T. Gorski)

Anger is only a human emotion that is neither right or wrong, it just IS! If we let it go it will pass without harming us, if we act on it we are trying to take control. CONTROL, the most devastating symptom of codependency and the root of all of our addictions!

Anger is just a human feeling. It is how we manage our anger that determines its consequences. We tend to become angry when faced with a threat to ourselves or those we love. This anger directs our attention and motivates action. Whether that action makes us more or less safe depends upon our training in managing our anger with words and behaviors appropriate to the threat or situation triggering the anger.

Truth

The truth is hard to find. The human brain is the ultimate instrument of self deception. http://www.relapse.org click on denial.

The Samurai, the Japanese warriors who many believe are the best in the world refuse to fight when angry because they believe it inhibits their combat skills. The seek to fight from a state of peaceful centeredness. This requires years if not lifetimes of training.


Consciousness

March 15, 2018

Perception and memory allow us to become aware of and store sensory information.

Knowing that the Information we store in our brain/mind is important requires us to be consciousness of ourselves, others, and the world around us.

Striving for higher levels of consciousness drives the brain/mind to develop language.

Language allows us to reach out and communicate with other human beings. Language and hence information is always shaped by culture, which is the containing frame of language.

Information, like truth itself, wants to be free to move from mind to mind.

It is as if the truth has a life of its own struggling to expand human consciousness until it can be fully grasped by the human brain/mind.

The search for truth seems to be the most basic drive of human consciousness.


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